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  • 26Oct

    New guides for hearing loss

    NHS England has published a series of guides to help people who experience hearing loss. The ‘What Works’ guides aim to help commissioners and organisations support individuals with hearing loss, as they navigate the health and care system, so they have a positive experience and can lead successful, fulfilling and independent lives. They have been produced in…

  • 20Oct

    New Non-Executive Director joins the PIF Board

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jacquie White as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of the Patient Information Forum. Jacquie will bring to the Board a wealth of experience in policy and strategy development, commissioning and quality improvement in health and care. In her current role as Deputy Director: Long Term Conditions,…

  • 19Oct

    Job advert: Patient Information Officer, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

    Role: Patient Information Officer Salary: £26,554 – £34,495 p.a inc. HCA (Band: Grade 5) Job type:Permanent, 37.5 hours per week Location: St Thomas’ Hospital, London Closing date: 23/10/2017 23:59 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a patient information officer to join our award-winning patient information team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. We…

  • 19Oct

    Job advert: Specialist Health Editor, Content Portfolio, Bupa

    Role: Specialist Health Editor, Content Portfolio Job type: Permanent, part time Location: London (Kings Cross) Salary: £16,500 – £19,000 (FTE £27,500 – £31,667) Deadline: Monday 23 October 2017   Bupa is looking for a Specialist Health Editor, Content Portfolio to join the supportive, highly-skilled team that creates and develops its health information. This is a…

  • 19Oct

    GMC seeks views on skills needed by newly-qualified doctors

    The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a consultation on the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours needed by newly-qualified doctors in order to help shape the future development of undergraduate medical education. You have until 10 January 2018, to comment on the revisions to the Outcomes for graduates which sets out what newly qualified doctors from UK medical…

  • 19Oct

    NHS England community grants for patient participation are now open for applications

    NHS England are awarding grants of up to £2,000 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare. In your application you will need to tell them about how you have involved patients and citizens in a healthcare project, and how you plan to use the grant to…

  • 19Oct

    Developing Digital Skills: A free course from FutureLearn

    This free course will enable you to develop learners’ digital skills for progress in the modern workplace. Included is an overview of how to teach people to create digital content and tools for communicating effectively and working collaboratively. The course is free to attend and open to everyone but particularly aimed at those working in…

  • 19Oct

    Self Care Week 2017 – Almost here!

    Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme for Self Care Week 2017 (13 – 19 Nov). The long-running promotional campaign helps people embrace Self Care for Life by increasing their health knowledge and understanding of how to look after their own health. Self Care Week is an excellent vehicle to carry self-care messages including signposting to…

  • 19Oct

    Article: GPs threaten to remove patients who visit ‘Dr Google’ first

    An article published in iNews, reports that GPs are threatening to remove patients from their practice lists if they have relied on ‘Dr Google’ to find out what is wrong with them before their appointment. People have been mocked, shouted at and left feeling intimidated for carrying out their own internet research by doctors who…

  • 19Oct

    Health websites reduce visits to doctors among people with chronic health conditions

    A report by HealthUnlocked, the second-largest private health website in the UK, found that 27% of people with chronic health conditions went to the doctor less because of information they got from a website, and 41% of people cited they turned to a health website to access advice and information on their disease, symptoms, condition pathway or wellbeing…

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